News Archive

22nd June 2018
New productions in the autumn season at the National Theatre will comprise in the Olivier Theatre: Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, directed by Simon Godwin; in the Lyttelton Theatre: the premiere of David Hare's I'm Not Running, a conflict...
8th June 2018
The autumn/winter season at the Old Vic will include the premiere of Angela Carter's Wise Children, about twin chorus girls and their theatrical family, adapted and directed by Emma Rice, opening on 17th October; the return of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, in the version by...
1st June 2018
Gods and Monsters Theatre will stage Frank L Baum's The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, adapted and directed by Phil Wilmott, with Justin Murray; and Sir Thomas Malory's King Arthur, adapted and directed by Phil Wilmott, at The Scoop, the 1,000 seater open air amphitheatre next to City Hall...
25th May 2018
The Society Of London Theatre is presenting the 21st Kids Week in the West End, designed to introduce young people to the theatregoing experience, with thousands of free tickets and special events. Once again this year it will run for a whole month, from 1st to 31st August. Children...
18th May 2018
The current Young Vic production of Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance, about gay life in New York City a generation after the AIDS crisis, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be remounted at the Noel Coward Theatre, opening on 13th October, with the majority of the original cast, including...
11th May 2018
It's Official! As previously forecast here, a season of all 20 one act plays by Harold Pinter will be staged at the Harold Pinter Theatre, comprising The Lover and The Collection, with David Suchet and John Macmillan, directed by Jamie Lloyd, opening on 27th September; One For The...
27th April 2018
The Donmar Warehouse will stage Brian Friel's Aristocrats, a 'Checkovian' play about three sisters and a brother who return to their ancestral home in 1970s Ireland, with Elaine Cassidy, Daniel Dawson, David Ganley, Emmet Kirwan, Aisling Loftus, Ciaran McIntyre and Eileen Walsh, ...
20th April 2018
The National Theatre has announced that the New York Theatre Workshop production of the musical Hadestown, book, music and lyrics by Anais Mitchell, mixing American folk music with jazz to tell the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice's journey into the underworld, developed and directed...
13th April 2018
The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn will reopen after a 2 year 5.5m refurbishment as the Kiln Theatre with the premiere of Alexis Zegerman's Holy Sh!t, a dark comedy about the struggle to get a child into the 'right' school, directed by Indhu Rubasingham, opening on 10th September; ...
6th April 2018
Pressure, written by and featuring David Haig, about how the decision of whether or not to make the D-Day landing in 1944 came down to a meteorologist's assessment of the weather forecast, with Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers, directed by John Dove, will open at the Ambassadors...
29th March 2018
Tracy Letts's Killer Joe, a black comedy thriller about a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in a family 'murder for the insurance' plan that goes horribly wrong, with Orlando Bloom, directed by Simon Evans, will open at Trafalgar Studios 1 on 4th June. The autumn season ...
23rd March 2018
Donmar Warehouse will stage Muriel Spark's The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, the story of an idiosyncratic 1930s Edinburgh school teacher and her pupils, in a new adaptation by David Harrower, with Lia Williams, Rona Morison, Nicola Coughlan, Emma Hindle, Grace Saif, Sylvestra Le Touzel...
16th March 2018
The Royal Shakespeare Company production of Mike Poulton's two part adaptation of Robert Harris's Imperium novels, charting the downfall of the Republic of Rome and the role of philosopher and rhetorician Cicero in the death of Julius Caesar, with Richard McCabe, Siobhan Redmond, ...
9th March 2018
The Tall Stories Theatre Company production of Room On The Broom, adapted and directed by Toby Mitchell and Olivia Jacobs, from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's picture book about a witch and her cat, will play daytime performances at the Lyric Theatre from 24th November...
2nd March 2018
The summer season at the Southwark Playhouse, at the Elephant and Castle, will include David Wood's Goodnight Mister Tom, adapted from Michelle Magorian's novel about a boy evacuated from London during the Second World War who is put in the care of an elderly recluse, opening on ...
23rd February 2018
The Bridge Theatre, at London Bridge, will stage the premieres of Alan Bennett's Allelujah!, set in the geriatric ward of a Yorkshire hospital, directed by Nicholas Hytner, opening on 18th July; and Lucinda Coxon's adaptation of Alys, Always, Harriet Laine's psychological thriller...
16th February 2018
The new season at the Royal Court Theatre will include Thomas Eccleshare's Instructions For Correct Assembly, a dark comedy exploring the failure of modern parenting, directed by Hamish Pirie, opening on 13th April; and the premieres of Rory Mullarkey's Pity, a comically probing ...
2nd February 2018
The recent Chichester Festival Theatre production of Shakespeare's King Lear, with Ian McKellen and Sinead Cusack, directed by Jonathan Munby, will be remounted at the Duke of York's Theatre from 12th July. Gore Vidal's The Best Man, about power, ambition, political secrets and...
26th January 2018
Moliere's Tartuffe, in a new adaptation by Christopher Hampton, relocating the action to contemporary Hollywood, where a French film tycoon comes under the spell of an American evangelist, directed by Gerald Garutti, performed in both French and English with dual surtitles, will ...
19th January 2018
The Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg will play a season at the Haymarket Theatre from 8th to 20th May, comprising Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a tale of unrequited love, dogged perseverance, and the strength of the human spirit; and Vasily Grossman's Life And Fate, a semiautobiographical...
12th January 2018
The Selfish Giant, a new folk opera by Guy Chambers, adapted from Oscar Wilde's children's story in which a giant faces eternal winter because he won't allow anyone to enter his garden, directed by Bill Buckhurst, will play at the Vaudeville Theatre from 10th to 14th April. The...
5th January 2018
This year's Shakespeare's Globe season will include in the Globe: Shakespeare's Hamlet and As You Like It, presented without a director by an ensemble including Federay Holmes, Bettrys Jones, Jack Laskey, Nadia Nadarajah, Pearce Quigley, Shubham Saraf, Elle While, Tanika Yearwood...